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Fan of all things Vaishnava.

  • Learning By Example

    “Whatever action is performed by a great man, common men follow in his footsteps. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 3.21) Vaishnavas, devotees of Lord Vishnu, are especially competent to teach… Read More ›

  • Gravitas

    “As a ripe fruit has no other fear than to fall, so a man who is born, has no other fear than death.” (Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 105) Lord Rama is God Himself. He appeared on earth… Read More ›

  • Giver of Endless Riches

    “Why are you asking for only one flower? I would like to give you a whole tree of parijata flowers.” (Lord Krishna speaking to Queen Satyabhama, Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 2, Ch 4) According to Vedic injunctions,… Read More ›

  • What Goes Up Must Come Down

    “Whatever is piled up, finally disburses. Whatever rises, must eventually fall. Those that come together, separate in the end. Life eventually meets with death.” (Lord Rama speaking to Bharata, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 105) This instruction given by Lord… Read More ›

  • Sunshine of My Life

    “As long as the sunshine is there, our eyes are useful to a certain extent. But in the absence of sunshine, the eyes are useless. Lord Shri Krishna, being the primeval Lord, the Supreme Truth, is compared to the sun…. Read More ›

  • The Supreme Controller

    “No creature is endowed with the power of exercising any control over the course of events. Man has no independent status in nature.” (Lord Rama, Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kand, Sec 105) This is one of the central tenets of Vedic… Read More ›

  • Hare Krishna

    “After searching through all the Vedic literature one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.” (Kali-santarana Upanishad) Question: “May I know the meaning of Hare Krishna and Hare Rama please?”… Read More ›

  • A Defining Attribute

    “(Those) who have established their reputation in the world for their knowledge of the rules of propriety – their soul is your excellent abode.” (Maharishi Valmiki speaking to Lord Rama, Ramacharitamansa) Brightness is the defining attribute of the moon. Being… Read More ›

  • World Peace

    “Disturbance is due to want of an ultimate goal, and when one is certain that Krishna is the enjoyer, proprietor and friend of everyone and everything, then one can, with a steady mind, bring about peace.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Bhagavad-gita, 2.66… Read More ›

  • Detachment Through Attachment

    “One who executes his duties according to My injunctions and who follows this teaching faithfully, without envy, becomes free from the bondage of fruitive actions.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 3.31) Lord Rama, God Himself, does everything for His brothers, who are… Read More ›